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How do I use a flea comb to get rid of fleas on my pet?

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A flea comb with tiny teeth can remove fleas from your pet. Do it outside, and focus on the neck area and the base of the tail. Keep a cup of warm, soapy water beside you. Use it to dip the comb so you can drown the fleas.

Regular flea combing will also let you know how your flea control efforts are working.

SOURCES:

ASPCA: "Pet Care: Fleas."

Government of Western Australia Department of Health: "Fleas."

Natural Resources Defense Council: "Control Fleas Without Chemicals," "Chemical Culprits: Flea-Control Chemicals."

PawRescue.org: "Bathing and Shampooing Your Dog."

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program: "How to Manage Pests."

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on March 7, 2019

SOURCES:

ASPCA: "Pet Care: Fleas."

Government of Western Australia Department of Health: "Fleas."

Natural Resources Defense Council: "Control Fleas Without Chemicals," "Chemical Culprits: Flea-Control Chemicals."

PawRescue.org: "Bathing and Shampooing Your Dog."

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program: "How to Manage Pests."

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on March 7, 2019

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